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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Darmstadt, Hesse Page 4 a a the stars and stripes wednesday april 4,1990 child labor probes find More offences Washington apr Federal investigators who uncovered 7,000 child labor violations during a three Day sweep last month found an additional 4,000 infractions in a review of Case files the labor department said tuesday. Civil fines on the businesses involved Are expected to total $2.9 million up from the $1.8 million originally predicted following the March 12-15 sweep said William Brooks an assistant Secretary of labor. Most of the violations involved teen agers working More hours or later hours during the school week than is allowed under Federal Law the department said. But there were also 1,450 youngsters age 14-17 who were illegally employed in dangerous jobs such As using Power driven meat slicing machinery dough mixers and paper balers the department said. The 11,000 violations found in three Days number almost half the total of child labor violations uncovered during All of 1989, said labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole. Of the 170 investigations that have been completed so far the largest Fine was $29,050 levelled against the off foods grocery store in Moore okla., for Hazar Dous occupation and record keeping violations involving 47 youngsters. An Arbyl a fast food restaurant in Santa be n.m., was fined $12,550 for various violations including putting youngsters to work in dangerous tasks. Those violations involved 29 youngsters. A similar Fine was levied against a Sizzler Steakhouse in Omaha neb., for the same Type of violations involving 41 youngsters the Agency said. Dozens of companies were listed from around the country including individual restaurants that Are part of the following fast food chains Mcdonald a Taco Bell Jack in the Box and Burger King. Dole said the new findings reinforce a your belief that the trend toward violations is nearly half of the fast food restaurants and other businesses targeted in the sweep were found to be employing children illegally Brooks said. Of the 3,776 firms investigated violations were found at 1,750, he said. About 225 youngsters under 14 were found to be illegally employed Brooks said. Children under 14 Are barred from most jobs with a few exceptions such As certain farm work and newspaper routes. Federal Law forbids 14-year-Olds and 15-year-Olds from working More than three hours on a school Day or 18 hours a week during the school year. Eight hours Are permitted on weekend Days and 40-hour weeks Are permitted in summer and during vacations. A moving on saying that a a it a time for me to move on to new challenges a Vermont gov. Madeleine Kunin makes an emotional announcement tuesday at Montpelier she will not seek a fourth term. The democratic governors decision immediately gave front runner status to former Republican gov. Richard Snelling who was Kunins predecessor. Critiquing that a Paul Bouse the a father of Nouvelle cuisine a eyeing a Marzipan cake and something in the look on his face brings fear and trembling to the onlookers tuesday at Providence . They re culinary arts students at Johnson amp Wales University and Bouse the cake is casting a critical a some might say jaundiced a Eye on their grand piano creation. Awaiting the visiting masters judgment in the just for fun photo Are from left Dean Fierek Russell Benson Peter Hansen Joel Thompson and Kristine Korner. Education chief defends Bill denounces a partisan attacks Washington apr education Secretary Lauro Cavazos on tuesday staunchly defended the presidents Bill to improve schools in America and angrily accused House democrats of acting in a a highly partisan Cavazos chastised the House education and labor committee for failing to Advance the administrations $1.5 billion Bill to upgrade education and described As a a ploy to sidetrack the presidents Bill an alternative offered by chairman Augustus Hawkins a Calif. A i am disappointed that the administration legislation has been treated a in a highly partisan fashion a Cavazos told the subcommittee on elementary secondary and vocational education. A your children deserve better and that More than anything else is Why i am Here again to discuss the merits of the presidents Bill a said Cavazos. Despite Cavazos Tongue lashing Many education leaders spoke in favor of Hawkins Bill including Keith Geiger president of the National education association. The subcommittee however became embroiled in a partisan War of words. Rep. William f. Goodling r-pa., who introduced the administrations Bill with 98 cosponsors complained that the democrats Bill was �?o177 pages thrown together in two weeks with not much thought and very Little detail on How various sections would be implemented. Rep. William d. Ford d-mich., took offence to Cavazos claim of partisanship and accused him of a schizophrenic rhetoric that praises Bush for his educational programs while criticizing the democrats for theirs. He also said the president is seeking a 2 percent Cut in the education budget. Rep. Harris Fawell r-111., estimated that the democrats version would Cost $50 billion in five years. The Senate in Early february voted 92-8 to approve and Send to the House the excellence in education act initially submitted to Congress by Bush last Spring. The Bill seeks to combat drugs in Public schools establish a presidential Merit schools program and increase Aid to schools seeking to reduce dropout rates. Hawkins Bill would increase by $ 1 billion the authorized amount for head Start for fiscal year 1991, fully fund the special supplemental food program for women infants and children by 1994 and expand the even Start program. Civil War boots other artefacts turned up by Hurricane Hugo Folly Beach . Apr when Hurricane Hugo battered this Island Community it uncovered Well preserved civil War artefacts including smoking pipes leather boots and wooden buttons from a Union Camp officials said. The site which had been kept a secret since the sept. 21 storm to keep vandals away was shown to reporters monday As part of Duke University geologist Orrin Pilkey strip to assess Hurricane damage. A the exceptional thing about the site is the preservation seems to be Superb. We rarely Ever get Wood a said Martha Zierden curator of historical archaeology at the Charleston museum. Other artefacts unearthed by the storm include a piece of a wooden scrub Brush bullets bottles inkwells wooden buttons and barrels and salted pork. Quot these provide insight into Day to Day living said gered Lennon a Folly Beach resident who discovered the site. He is a geologist for the South Carolina coastal Council. The items had been buried under 2 feet of Sand. Lennon said he is concerned about vandals disturb ing the site and noted that police Are checking the Are regularly. The site about 100 Yards Long was Likely used As to store Union munitions and food Lennon said. Excavation of the area is on hold while Federal o vials review a permit application Zierden said. Thousands of Union soldiers used Folly Beac Winter Encampment during the bombardment o Sumter at the Start of the civil War and the s g Charleston

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